(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Jamal Campbell Rated T In Shops: Mar 13, 2019 SRP: $3.99
The Asgardians thought they were in trouble when they stumbled upon a planet full of refugees – and that was before the planet started moving. Just what have their newfound allies gotten them into?! And if the planet is this angry…what will its moon do?
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Jamal Campbell Rated T+ In Shops: Feb 06, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“Nothing for nothing – everything has its price.”
In accordance with her personal code, Loki promised Angela a gift in exchange for her help against Nebula. And the debt is coming due. But Angela is about to get a whole lot more than she asked for – including a run-in with Yondu Udonta and his … new Ravagers?! Fans of Cullen Bunn, C.M. Punk and Scott Hepburn’s 2016 Drax series rejoice as Planet Terry, Pip and Kammi clash with the Asgardians!
The War Of The Realms is coming…and no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched! But before the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson ushers in this epic event, Marvel invites you to journey on the road to the War of the Realms with some of the universe’s biggest heroes!
Join the Avengers as they battle the undead, who are vying for the title of the new Lord of the Damned! Hop into space with the Asgardians of the Galaxy as they encounter Ego the Living Planet! And in the final prelude to the War of the Realms, prepare for an invasion with Thor and Lady Freyja as they fight to keep Midgard safe from an initial strike by the Dark Elves…
The War of the Realms is coming, and it starts in March with these stories! Look for Marvel’s special “Road To” branding on the covers of these select issues!
AVENGERS #16 Written by JASON AARON Art and Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
AVENGERS #17 Written by JASON AARON Art and Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7 Written by CULLEN BUNN Art by MATTEO BUFFAGNI Cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
THOR #11 Written by JASON AARON Art by LEE GARBETT Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Wolverine is back!? But, where’s his body? Daredevil puts a team together including Frank McGee, Misty Knight, and Cypher to try to find out where Wolverine is.
Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost collects Hunt for Wolverine #1 and Weapon Lost #1-4 by Charles Soule, David Marquez, Rachelle Rosenberg, Paulo Siqueira, Walden Wong, Ruth Redmond, Matteo Buffagni, and Jim Charalampidis.
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(W) Charles Soule (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Greg Land
In Shops: May 02, 2018
WOLVERINE MAY BE THE BEST THERE IS AT WHAT HE DOES… BUT SO ARE THEY!
As one of the biggest mysteries in the MARVEL UNIVERSE unfolds, DAREDEVIL assembles a squad of uncanny detectives to track down WOLVERINE – MISTY KNIGHT, FRANK MCGEE and the mutant known as CYPHER. Investigating recent sightings across the globe of a man believed to be LOGAN, the squad uncovers a deep conspiracy with huge ramifications for the RETURN OF WOLVERINE.
Logan’s return was just the beginning – the opening chapter of a story that will touch all corners and all characters of the Marvel Universe! Dive into all the excitement in the Hunt for Wolverine one-shot this April, and then be sure to follow all of the action with Weapon Lost, Adamantium Agenda, Claws of a Killer, and Mystery in Madripoor.
Featuring thrills and chills for all X-Men fans as Wolverine’s past comes back to haunt all our merry mutants, each unique story harkens back to their old school adventures – with each featuring a different shocking X-Men moment that no fan will want to miss!
Things kick off April 25th with Hunt for Wolverine #1 written by Charles Soule, art by David Marquez, and cover by Steve McNiven.
The Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost debuts on May 2nd. That four issues series is by writer Charles Soule, artist Matteo Buffagni, and covers by Greg Land.
Writer Tom Taylor and artist R.B. Silva team up for Hunt for Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda. The four issues series features covers by Greg Land and debuts May 9th.
The four issue series Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer is by writer Mariko Tamaki, artist Butch Guice, and features by Greg Land. It comes to shelves May 16th.
And last, but not least, writer Jim Zub, artist Thony Silas take us to Madripoor with the four issue series Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor. It features covers by Greg Land. It comes to shelves May 23rd.
The third part of “Nuke-Clear War,” sees a reality storm battering London and its inhabitants and Psylocke and the man called X fused together. Proteus is warping reality and the X-Men have to figure out why and how to stop it.
The last issue of Astonishing X-Men left off with Psylocke and X fused together due to the warping of Proteus so first task, fix that. Writer Charles Soule gives us an interesting issue that feels like the middle chapter of an average X storyline. There’s nothing particularly bad here but on its own the issue doesn’t really stand out.
To solve that issue before them the X-Men come together with some creative solutions and one in particular that help us learn more about Xavier in Fantomex’s body. What powers does he still have? What doesn’t he? We get a taste of that here and it’s a smart way to introduce this character to readers. Soule brings us some humor to it and I’m guessing a little foreshadowing as well.
We also get a better idea of what this new Proteus is up to. It’s a decent villain move but I’m not completely convinced of the motivation based on interactions from the previous issue.
The art by Matteo Buffagni is decent with some good depictions of the characters, the tech, and the country they’re battling in. It all looks distinctive enough so that it all doesn’t fall into the “generic” location other series fall in to. The characters too look good as well and while the issue as a whole doesn’t quite have that dynamic moment, it looks good.
The issue is a middle grade one. It’s not bad in any way and it has a goal of setting things up for the next couple of issues. It does that and does it really well. As part of the whole story, it’s good but on its own it falls a little short.
Story: Charles Soule Art: Matteo Buffagni Cover Art: Leinil Francis Yu Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read
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(W) Charles Soule (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
NUKE-CLEAR WAR Part 3
• As a reality storm batters London and its inhabitants, PSYLOCKE must choose between trusting the mysterious MAN CALLED X and letting her beloved city fall into ruin.
• The SHADOW KING freed a brand-new threat with his dying throes, but who is this new threat?
• And how can the X-Men hope to stand against an enemy that can warp reality itself?
(W) Ed Brisson (A/CA) Matteo Buffagni
In Shops: Jan 31, 2018
MOON OVER MADRIPOOR Part 1
• LOGAN must return to Madripoor to stop the spread of Regenix!
• But SCARLET SAMURAI is out to stop him!
• Will LOGAN be too late? What happens with the criminals on Madripoor become unkillable?!
Have you ever read something and felt like you were missing a key thing? That’s what reading Generations: Banner Hulk & The Totally Awesome Hulk #1 is like. The comic, written by Greg Pak with art by Matteo Buffagni, brings together Bruce Banner and Amadeus Cho. Both individuals have carried the curse of the Hulk and now they’re face-to-face. But how and why?
Those last two questions are my frustration with this comic which feels like it’s supposed to be the follow-up to however Secret Empire ends, but with a few more issues to go that natural bridge isn’t there (an issue that has plagued the last few Marvel events). Maybe it’ supposed to be tied into something else? We don’t really know and the most connected I was with the comic was the point Amadeus Cho asks the questions. The issue is, we never get any answers making this comic feel more like a throwaway one-shot than anything special.
Pak does an admirable job with what’s on the table and in the one issue we’re provided a nice overview as to what it means to be “the Hulk” through a story that’s a throwback in many ways, battle with the military and giant monsters, but not enough is explained to make it at all interesting. No time frame is given, though long time Hulk fans can probably pin it. A giant monster appears then is just generally dealt with, again, no explanation. Cho gets transported in time (we assume) without any explanation. It feels like a story that’s missing a beginning and an end. The middle though, is decent.
The art by Matteo Buffagni is good as well mixing the two characters in a way that matches each style. Each Hulk has their own look and that look extends to the comics they’re within. Cho a more lighthearted style with Banner focusing on a more serious tone. This issue feells like it splits it all. The action is good and latter on when Banner is evacuating individuals the use of pannels and framing makes it feel like a disaster film. Some action though is a bit confusing and muddled and hard to make out what’s happening.
This is a weird one that probably will make more sense in a month or two but as is it feels like a one-shot that you’re left wondering why it was released other than for a few dollars.